Children’s Ministry

Ms. Latisha Gilliland (636-394-2233) is our staff contact for Children’s Christian Education ministry.

Children’s Ministries has planned exciting virtual programs that include Wednesday meet ups and virtual Sunday School lessons for the children.
Wednesday Meet Ups are Every Wednesday @ 4:00 PM.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for Wednesday meet up invites, please contact Latisha Gilliland, Director of Children’s Ministries at Lgilliland@discoverstmark.org


June Pre-K online experience!
“Press Play” You can “get in the mix” and take on anything life throws your way. This is our theme for this month of June as we “Press Play” and become a part of what God is doing! Enjoy!

June Elementary age kids online experience
“Press Play” You can “get in the mix” and take on anything life throws your way. This is our theme for this month of June as we “Press Play” and become a part of what God is doing! Enjoy!

May Preteen online experience
The “So & So” Show – Capture the imaginations of your fourth and fifth graders with The So & So Show! Each weekly video includes both a host set up and the Bible story in a YouTube-inspired format designed with preteens in mind. You can also see it on facebook “St Mark PC Children and Youth Ministries.” Request and join!

Sunday School
SS (Sunday School) Zoom Classes – Sundays at 9:30 AM
To receive an private email invite – your information must be in the St. Mark database.
Please update by contacting lgilliland@discoverstmark.org.

Upcoming Children’s Ministries Eventssee Events on this website for additional information for each activity
May 3 thru May 18 – Children’s Garden Planting! – sign up for a time to work in the Children’s Garden – Sign up now:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4DA4AD2FAAF94-stmark2

Support St. Mark’s Children’s Ministry when you shop on Amazon
There is a new way to support Children’s Ministry. Do you shop on Amazon? Well if you do, try Amazon Smile. It is simply to use. When you shop on Amazon use this web address https://smile.amazon.com and select St. Mark Presbyterian as your charity. Then shop to your hearts content. It is that simple. We automatically get 0.5% back on all qualifying purchases. We will be using the money that we earn toward a family scholarship fund for Mound Ridge.

Due to Covid-19 precautions:
St. Mark Children’s Ministries are committed to creating events that promote safe-distancing and we encourage the use of masks whenever and wherever they are required. We encourage families to keep a current Permission Form on file for your child(ren) with the St. Mark Presbyterian Church office in case and whenever “the way may be made clear” for us to gather in closer proximity once again. There are no permission requirements at this time but we ask that you update by January 2021.
A copy of the Permission Form can be downloaded here.
Download the 2020-2021 Children & Youth Permission Form Here

Youth Ministries

Youth at St. Mark, from Middle School through High School, are engaged in not only fellowship but also classes, mission trips, service projects and other opportunities to grow their faith.

Youth Group
Students grade 6-12 are invited to participate in fun, fellowship, snacks, games, and Bible Study each Sunday evening from 4pm-5:30. Youth are welcome to bring friends with prior permission from their parents and notification to the youth leadership team.

Youth Hangout
Join us on the last Sunday of each month for an extended amount of HANGOUT time either on-site in the youth lounge or off-site for activities like a movies, skating, and hiking.

Youth Led Worship
Once a year, for an entire weekend, the youth (both middle school and senior high) plan and lead worship. Youth Led Worship is a wonderful opportunity for the congregation to experience worship leadership from a unique perspective, to support our young leaders, and provides chances for our youth to use their gifts and talents to lead us.

Youth are invited to serve as worship Liturgists throughout the year — call Pastor MP if you wish to serve as a Liturgist.

Confirmation Class
Confirmation classes are held Sunday mornings prior to worship. Students in Middle School and High School who are ready to explore their faith are invited to attend classes, participate in mission activities, lock-ins, and learn about the Bible, the Christian faith, the mission of the church, and what it means to be Presbyterian.

Upon completion of the course, the students have the option to be confirmed during worship and be received as new members of St. Mark Presbyterian Church.
*Contact Pastor MP or the church office (636-394-2233) for more information.

Youth Bible Study for Grades 6-12 is every Wednesday evening from 6:30—7:30 PM.

Youth Calendar
Check in with Pastor MP to see what Youth activities are taking place.
Youth permission form required for ALL youth activities and events.

Youth need to have a Permission Form on file before attending Youth events.
Download the 2020-2021 Youth Permission Form Here

Boy Scouts: Cub Scout Pack 631 and Scout Troop 631

Contact information for Scouting activities is available from the church office.

Cub Pack 631
Sponsored by and meets at St. Mark Church. Pack meetings are held once a month and den meetings twice a month during the school year. The pack is made up of Cub Scouts in grades one through five. Activities this past year included the Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Rain Gutter Regatta and Scouting for Food.

Scout Troop 631
Sponsored by and meets at St. Mark Church. Considered one of the top Boy Scout troops in the Greater St. Louis Area Council and has produced well over 200 Eagles since formed in 1966; this is one of the highest percentages of Eagle scouts from the number of boys that join. Activities this past year included: the traditional cabin camp-out at Babler State Park to work on merit badges, the President’s Day outing bus trip, Crossover at Camp Beaumont, rock climbing and rappelling at S-F Scout Ranch, and Summer Camp at S-F Scout Ranch.

Links of Interest
St. Mark Church does not endorse or control the content of pages on external websites
Greater St. Louis Area Council
National BSA Council